Song lyrics with extreme expressions of emotion

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  1. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    A combination of a great song and a strong delivery is, of course, the gold standard.

    As a writer, I love a well written song. But a good song cannot make a mediocre singer better. A good singer can make a mediocre song better.

    This is a very chicken-egg exercise, but I would rather listen exclusively to Luther Vandross, than open mic Dylan covers any day, and I think that says a lot.
     
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    The entire album Gentlemen by Afghan Whigs is the most emotionally wrenching piece I can recall. The subject matter and the delivery are disturbing. I rank it up there with Lou Reed’s Berlin. I don’t think you could call any song from the album a “hit” though.
     
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    a different kind of love song.... and very emotional.
     
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